First-round pick Barnes signs Warriors contract

First-round pick Barnes signs Warriors contract
July 3, 2012, 11:06 pm
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The Warriors signed Harrison Barnes, the team's first-round selection in last weeks NBA Draft, to a contract, the team announced today.

All first-round picks are guaranteed to be signed by their team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Barnes, 20, was an early entry candidate for the 2012 NBA Draft after playing two seasons at the UNC. A two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, Barnes appeared in 71 games during his collegiate career, averaging 16.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 31.0 minutes per contest, while shooting 43.1 from the field, 73.4 from the line and 34.9 from three-point range.

Last season, the 68 forward averaged a team-leading 17.1 points per game (ranked third in the ACC) en route to being named First-Team All-ACC. During his freshman season (2010-11), Barnes earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors and All-ACC Second-Team accolades after averaging 15.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
Golden State Warriors media services contributed to this report

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